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What type of air movement should you expect under those conditions?

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Conditions: If you are sitting on a beach on a warm summer day, you might see the bright sunlight striking the beach and the ocean near the shore. What type of air movement should you expect under ...

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Sep 08 2011 03:21
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Traffic lights

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For regulation of the traffic we need traffic lights, no doubt about it. But most of them need to be adjusted. Some so called intelligent traffic lights are programmed to optimize traffic flow, ...

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Feb 23 2011 17:17
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Make all roofs and roads white

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I red an article about a temperature drop in Spain. It was observed through satellites that the temperature dropped in a particular region in Spain where soil was covered with white plastic for the...

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Feb 23 2011 16:59
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Rio+20: A voice from Sheffield, UK


Ruby Smith, 21, is a support planning co-ordinator for Sheffield Council, in Sheffield, UKRio+20 is a unique and historic opportunity for world leaders to prioritise development and plan a better world for future generations.I would like to ask delegates to remember the importance of putting...

Rio+20: A voice from Bosnia and Herzegovina


Seida Saric is country director for Women for Women International in Bosnia and HerzegovinaFoundations of any development rest on active and equal participation of both men and women in social, political and economic spheres of life. Women play a much more active role which, in turn, does not have...

Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership


This policy brief, produced by Care International, outlines a bilateral Reduced Emissions form Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) pilot project ...

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Letter


This letter is written by the Executive Chair of Indonesia's National Council on Climate Change, Rachmat Witoelar; it outlines Indonesia's Nationally ...

Readiness Preparation Proposals (R - PP)


This document was submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), a World Bank programme that aims to assist developing countries with Reduced ...

Race to the Future!

Solar power hits record 16% of UK?s electricity


A surge in solar power installations and the current sunny weather may result in a new UK record of solar-powered electricity generation

Germany drops coal levy but will close most polluting plants


Germany has cast a shadow on its reputation as a climate leader by today deciding to abandon its ?coal levy? in favour of a less ambitious plan.

Great Barrier Reef avoids World Heritage downgrade, for now


UNESCO?s World Heritage Committee confirmed it would not list the Great Barrier Reef as ?in danger? during a meeting in Bonn, Germany.

Tell Pope Francis: Call on Ecuador to Protect the Amazon


Call on Pope Francis to continue his efforts to save our climate and urge President Correa and Petroamazonas to leave the oil in the ground in Yasuni.

Sign the petition: Phase out coal in Germany


Take action to #endcoal: Sign the petition calling on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to phase out of coal in Germany and stand up for a just energy transition.

Climate Change Headlines

CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis


Source: BBC - Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.

Germany to mothball largest coal power plants to meet climate targets


Source: Guardian - Germany agreed on Thursday to mothball about five of the country’s largest brown coal power plants to meet its climate goals by 2020, after months of wrangling between the parties in chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition.

Why South Australia is eyeing a renewable future


Source: RTCC - As the federal government drags its feet on climate action, the state is powering ahead with renewables.

Prince Charles: rewire the global economy to stop climate change


Source: Guardian - Prince Charles has said that “profound changes” to the global economic system are needed in order to avert environmental catastrophe, in an uncompromising speech delivered in front of an audience of senior business leaders and politicians.

3 EU regions sign ‘Under 2 MOU’ to limit global warming


Source: Euronews - France’s Rhone-Alpes, Scotland and Spain’s Basque County have signed the “Under 2 MOU,“a memorandum of understanding aiming to keep global warming at less than two degrees Celcius.

msnbc.com: Climate Change

Australia passes landmark carbon price laws


A convoy of trucks protesting against the Australian government's proposed carbon tax drive past Parliament House (L) in Canberra August 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tim WimborneAustralia's parliament passed landmark laws to impose a price on carbon emissions on Tuesday in one of the biggest economic reforms in a decade, giving new impetus to December's global climate talks in South Africa.




Study tallies health costs of climate disasters


Natural disasters tied to climate change not only cause physical damage but create significant health costs in terms of hospitalizations and lives lost, according to a study published Monday.

(Incandescent) lights to go out in China


China announced Friday it will phase out incandescent light bulbs within five years in an attempt to make the world's most polluting nation more energy efficient.

Warming gases saw biggest jump on record


Coal-fired power plants, like this on in Huaibei, China, are key contributors to emissions of carbon, a greenhouse gas.The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated.




NYC-sized iceberg being born on Antarctica


Part of an 18-mile-long crack in the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is seen from a NASA jet on Oct. 26.Scientists on an aerial survey of Antarctica have come across an 18-mile-long break in an ice shelf, a sign that the unstable area is giving birth to an iceberg likely to be larger than New York City.




msnbc.com: Environment

Togo seizes tusks of 500 dead elephants


Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons  of ivory ?  the tusks from over 500 dead elephants ? hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday.Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons  of ivory ?  the tusks from over 500 dead elephants ? hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday.




Report: Keystone pipeline would have minimal environmental impact


A new State Department report on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline finds that the project would have minimal impact on the environment, an assessment likely to increase pressure on the White House to approve it. But the report sets no deadline for doing so.

Snowy owl recovering after being hit by bus in DC


A snowy owl that ventured south to the unlikely habitat of Washington, D.C., was clearly not cut out for city life. The animal was hit by a bus and was recovering with wildlife experts Friday.A snowy owl that ventured south to the unlikely habitat of Washington, D.C., was clearly not cut out for city life. The animal was hit by a bus and was recovering with wildlife experts Friday.




Why Mexico is losing millions of butterflies


The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record keeping began in 1993.The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record keeping began in 1993.




Changing climate is killing penguin chicks in Argentina


Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellenic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellenic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.




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